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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Donald Stratton · William Morrow
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American...
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The Social Organism A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life

· Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From visionary tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett and MIT Media Lab's Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media -- how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit. In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself...
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Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Sophie Pinkham · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A distinctive writer's fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance abuse, ethnic clashes, and Russian aggression. Sophie Pinkham saw all this...
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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D Ferreiro · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking,...
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Oh Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country

Craig Pittman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punchline. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these - and, more importantly, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing...
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France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

Jonathan Fenby · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes...
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Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History

Richard Snow · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, who "writes with verve and a keen eye" (The New York Times Book Review) , the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the Civil War but the future of all sea power.No single sea battle has had more far-reaching...
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Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs

Gerald Nachman · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

When Robert Preston shouted Ya got trouble in River City, when Carol Channing glided down a gilded staircase while waiters serenaded her with Hello, Dolly , when Barbra Streisand defied us to rain on her parade inFunny Girl, audiences were instantly enchanted. After such indelible moments,...
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The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times

Michael Brownlee · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary movement to localize the global food supply. He lays out a practical guide for those who hope to navigate the challenging process of shaping...
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Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still

John H McWhorter · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight itLanguage is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things,...
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